Canfield Fair breaks ground on new event center

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The center will be home for the Junior Fair and other events

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – It has been two years in the making, but Wednesday, the Canfield Fair broke ground on a new event center.

Located at the intersection of Whetmore and Goshen lanes in the fairgrounds, there will soon be a new home for the Junior Fair.

The $4.2 million project will be the main area for all the 4-H Club kids and all their projects.

“This building will house all the large animals, and the coliseum will be 10 times the size of the coliseum that was built in 1917 on the other side of the fair,” said Fair Board President David Dickey.

The building will also be available to be rented out for trade shows, horse shows, home and garden shows and other events.

Phase one of the project is scheduled to be finished by July 2020, just in time for next year’s fair.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the cost of the project. This story has been corrected, and WKBN regrets the error.

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